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Paper: Observations of Flare-Associated Waves with Solar-B
Volume: 325, The Solar-B Mission and the Forefront of Solar Physics
Page: 389
Authors: Narukage, N.; Shibata, K.
Abstract: In Hα, a flare-associated chromospheric wave (called a Moreton wave) was discovered in 1960, and after that such waves are sometimes observed. Uchida (1968, 1974) identified the Moreton wave as the intersection of a coronal MHD fast-mode shock and the chromosphere. Recently, the Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) on board Yohkoh observed coronal wave-like disturbances (X-ray waves). Narukage et al. (2002, 2004) showed two X-ray waves are MHD fast-mode shock, i.e. coronal counterparts of the Moreton waves. The Solar-B has Solar Optical Telescope (SOT), X-Ray Telescope (XRT) and EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) on board and will be launched in 2006. We expect SOT, XRT and EIS will detect chromospheric Moreton waves, coronal X-ray waves and line-of-sight velocity of waves, respectively. In preparation for Solar-B, we examine the detection possibility of waves with these telescopes and suggest methods for observation.
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